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kgb629

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iconnumber posted 12-27-2003 02:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kgb629     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got a nice pair of nutcrackers with sterling handles and I belive they are tiffany,On one handle it says fany Co. but is missing the tif and on the other handle it says makers.I looked up pattern and it looks like it is flemish and of course it says sterling on the other side of one of the handles.I asked around and some silver dealers say it is most likely tiffany either the tif wore off or there wasn't enough room to put tif.any comments would be appreciated

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FredZ

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iconnumber posted 12-27-2003 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It might be worth noting that you do not mention that the partial mark says "fany & Co." I do not recall ever seeing a Tiffany item that was marked TIFFANY CO instead of TIFFANY & CO. Are the letters in upper and lower case or all Cap's.

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kgb629

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iconnumber posted 12-27-2003 11:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kgb629     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey thanks for the reply.

Now that I look at them again it says FANY & CO in capital letters although the Co looks like they are kinda faded and it is hard to tell, but I am positive FANY is all in caps, I emailed a person pics of these and they said they look identical to whats in the Tiffany book, so I guess they most likely are Tiffany

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William Hood

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iconnumber posted 01-27-2004 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for William Hood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Due to technical problems, I have been unable to respond to your question until now, for which I apologize. Tiffany would never have marked a piece with just "fany & Co." In the absence of a lot of space, they sometimes used "T & Co." On your nutcracker, the "Tif" must have been rubbed away by polishing.

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